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    John Dewey

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    Dewey studied in the way in which children learn most effectively. He determined that only through hands-on activity do students truly learn. He distinguished between traditional schools and progressive schools. Dewey criticised that traditional schools were ineffective means of education where students were instructed to absorb information like sponges. Traditional schools were far too structured for his liking. For Dewey, all learning happened through experience and he strongly believed that the experience was the key to the transmission of knowledge. Experience is unique to each learner; every learner will take an experience in its own…

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    John Dewey John Dewy was born on October 20th, 1859, and died at age ninety-two in New York City on June 1st 1952. He was born in the city of Burlington, Vermont, his parents’ names are Archibald Dewey and Luana Rich. Dewey was the third of four children, which spent most of their childhood in Burlington. He went to a nearby High school, and graduated college at the University of Vermont in 1879. Soon to get his PhD in 1884 at John Hopkins University in Maryland. After receiving his degree, he…

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    cultural, uplift.” (Gavin Loss, Catherine; Loss, Christopher P. 2002) Led by the ideas of forerunners John Locke and Jean-Jacque Rousseau, this pedagogical movement has remained prevalent, even in our present day American Schools. These ideas of progressive education have paved the way for theorist such as John Dewey and Lev Vygotsky, as well as others, to formulate educational…

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    John Dewey is a name known by many people involved in the education system in America. He was a heavily educated pragmatic philosopher that published innumerable books about education that teachers around the world have used to improve their teaching methods. Dewey tried to change the mindset of teachers to better benefit the human existence as a whole. He invented pragmatism, a philosophy of learning in practical ways and with applicable knowledge. His methods, if implemented correctly, totally…

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    Introduction It is often said that children learn more by doing rather than hearing. Many of early childhood learning centers have adapted the concept of hands on learning over the years, which goes along with the famous practice of John Dewey. He is also known for his association with the philosophy of pragmatism which takes on a practical approach where the purpose of thinking is to guide action, and that truth should be tested by the sensible outcome of knowledge. The work of John Dewey…

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    John Dewey’s My Pedagogic Creed is written during a period when the industrial revolution was strong and rampant. The education system at the time seemed to be aimed at producing as many workers as possible to increase the wealth of the economy by teaching a specific set of curriculum that disregarded the child’s psychological and social needs. Dewey says that education is comprised of both psychological and social factors and that it can only be effective if these two factors are taught…

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    John Dewey Pragmatism

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    Eighteenth century, American philosopher and educator, John Dewey, was best known for his role in pragmatism, also known as instrumentalism. Dewey, a psychologist of many theories, considered pragmatism to be one of the most important influential aspects of education and social reform. As a leader of the educational reform, Dewey’s vision was prompt to meet the needs of a changing democratic society, which he referred to as, “democracy as a way of life” (Gouinlock, 2014). Dewey’s perceptions of…

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    Abstract John Dewey had many ideas about education that came from a philosophy of pragmatism and were central to the Progressive Movement in schooling. He believed that learners needed to be interested learning and the curriculum should be relevant to the children’s lives. He also thought that children needed to be taught about their surroundings. If they were taught these about their surroundings and the nature of living then they would have a chance to survive in their community. They needed…

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    John Dewey On Education

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    students to engage in their community in order to learn, almost calling for education to be a tool of politics. David L. Palmer, who focuses in critical theory with a concentration in education, and his colleague Christina Standerfer in their article, “Employing Civic Participation in College Teaching Designs,” argues that there is a direct correlation between education and democracy. Palmer and Standerfer assert, “Traditional education situates student learning prior to real-world application,…

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    die in the poverty we are born into and that we can hope for a better future for our children and ourselves”(O’Connor, 2013). This is showing that O’Connor values public education in regards to it bettering the future for our children. O’Connor makes many assumptions about teachers and referring them as ‘they’ with no statistical information to backup where and who these teachers are and how many teachers. In the beginning of the article O’Connor is suggesting that many teachers have very…

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